I have noticed that there is a lot of tulle being used in children's clothing stores. Gymboree just came out with a tutu line that is darling. I splurged and purchased my little gal a darling tutu. I have to result to bribery to get my little gal to take it off so I can wash it.
Of course every girl needs a hair bow to match so I have created a tutorial for the bows I made. Here it is.
2- 48 X 2.5 inch strips of tulle
4 inches of ribbon
Hair Clip for the back
Hot glue gun
1. Take 1 strip of tulle and fold it into an accordion, 6 folds on both sides. Mine have a space of 2.5 inches between the folds. * You want the length between the folds to be smaller than the width of your material.
2. Crunch the center together. Raw edge to raw edge.
3. Tie your center crunch together. I used a small piece of left over tulle but any thread or ribbon will do.
4. Pull apart each layer to give it some volume.
5. Repeat steps 1-4 with your second piece of tulle giving you two bows.
6. Place your two bows on top of each other and tie them together.
7. Hot glue your ribbon down the center of your bow.
8. Glue on your hair clip so the bow can be put in the child's hair. I used a barrette I found at the dollar store in a package of 30. (I really like using these because my little gals hair is really silky and if the hair piece doesn't clamp it will slide out.)
You can make more to match, make them bigger or use a few different colors in the same bow. The possibilities are endless.